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Topic # 32794 23-Apr-2009 16:01
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Hey on Go plan 3gb which is not enough. Is the exploxer plan any good? for $10 more per month https://www.telecom.co.nz/broadband/select/1,10627,205728-204466,00.html?action=/plan&detail=7

Will I get faster sync speeds and can interleaving be turned off on this plan?

Plus xnet is cheaper and offers more usage for money. But is it worth it?

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  Reply # 208859 23-Apr-2009 19:05
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Yes, no, no, no.



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  Reply # 208869 23-Apr-2009 20:53
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why isnt xnet worth it? Can you watch  you tube videos with out it buffering?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 209047 24-Apr-2009 14:59
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Hello213: why isnt xnet worth it? Can you watch  you tube videos with out it buffering?


Only between about 8am and 5pm.

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  Reply # 209055 24-Apr-2009 15:52
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Will I get faster sync speeds? 

Probably.   Go is FS/128,  Explorer is FS/FS.  If you have been cabinetised then you should really notice a major difference.


Can interleaving be turned off on this plan?    

I believe so.  call Telecom and ask.


Is Xnet worth it?       

IMO no, but it's entirely subjective.    Unless your current service is absolutely terrible it's usually not worth switching providors.  so much can bugger up in the changeover that it's not worth the risk

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Reply # 209060 24-Apr-2009 17:17
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NonprayingMantis:


Can interleaving be turned off on this plan?    

I believe so.  call Telecom and ask.


Interleaving can only be turned off on Pro or Business Broadband plans.




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  Reply # 209067 24-Apr-2009 17:48
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I have pro and found the speeds to be so good i use the 40gb almost every month. We moved from xnet and I never have to wait more than 5secs (MAX) to wait for youtube to stream. Fast at any time of the day.

Only one thing I dislike about telecom is there choice not to peer. I know its a business decision but it saddens me to be able to use an Australian Mirror and get faster speends.

Otherwise your choice for the explorer plan is fine. Telecom are very quick.



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  Reply # 209103 24-Apr-2009 21:48
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Hey, I just switched to Explorer telecom plan tonight. Is there a difference at all in speed between total home 10gb and just the explorer 10gb plan?

IF not why not?

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  Reply # 209104 24-Apr-2009 21:49
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Total home I believe includes toll calling etc



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  Reply # 209106 24-Apr-2009 22:02
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So is it the exactly the same plan as exploxer 10gb $49.95 but with total home you get better call rates like cheaper mobile rates per min.?

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  Reply # 209108 24-Apr-2009 22:22
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Hello213: Hey, I just switched to Explorer telecom plan tonight. Is there a difference at all in speed between total home 10gb and just the explorer 10gb plan?

IF not why not?


the broadband experience will be identical.

the differnece with total home is that you get some calling deal, (unlimited national calling I think, capped international calling, cheaper fixed to mobile rates)so it works out around $10 cheaper per month than if you had it seperately, pluys whatever you save with the calling deals.



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  Reply # 209113 24-Apr-2009 23:13
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$42 for land line for auckland + $49.95 for explorer = $91.95 total home is $99

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  Reply # 209115 24-Apr-2009 23:22
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Keep in mind, that as others have noted - you get 'free' calls to any NZ landline for upto 2 hours, anytime.

If you make a few calls, this very quickly adds up. Particularly when you compare it to the capped calling rates on the standard home line (2 hours capped $3.00 offpeak capped, $0.19 per minute offpeak. $0.45 per minute onpeak), or anytime (2 hours capped at $2.00 anytime, $0.18 per minute).

So in short - if you don't make any toll calls, homeline + explorer sounds good. But if you make toll calls, then Totalhome becomes very attractive.




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  Reply # 209158 25-Apr-2009 10:08
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Hello213: $42 for land line for auckland + $49.95 for explorer = $91.95 total home is $99


 


Like others have said, Total Home gives you unlimited free national calling (2/hr per call (then you starting paying more), but make as many calls as you like ...).  Homeline you still pay the usual rates for national calling.  Think TH gives you better international rates to ... but it would pay to check that detail out yourself if you're interested.


 


So if you don't do lots of national/international calling, stay on homeline.





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  Reply # 209372 26-Apr-2009 01:41
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Hello213: $42 for land line for auckland + $49.95 for explorer = $91.95 total home is $99


total home is not standard landline.  It gives you Anytime (or maybe anytime+ I forget)  which means cheaper mobile and international rates.  that normally costs ~$54  IIRC.

You also get free national calling.

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